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Richview’s Revised & Despised Cafeteria Policy

By the Voice Editorial Board

Since Ontario’s return to in-person learning one month ago and with the start of a new semester, Richview students have had to make a number of adjustments, most notably and controversially, regarding their lunchtime plans. Upon attempting to enter the cafeteria at the start of the 2nd semester, students were greeted by bouncer-esque staff explaining that per a COVID-era policy restricting cafeteria capacity, only 150 of Richview’s approximately 1100 attending students are now allowed access to the cafeteria. Richview’s cafeteria, in which students both purchase and eat food, is the school’s only dining environment, i.e. the only accessible location with actual tables and chairs.

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To Kill A Mockingbird: A Review and A Protest

By Sathya Siva

Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

– To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960

I first read Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, a couple of months ago. For those who aren’t familiar with the award-winning story, it was first published in 1960 and has since become one of the great classics of American literature. 

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Why Do We Try so Hard to Make Feminism Palatable to Men?

By Noor Mirza-Rashid

We’ve distilled feminism into a shell of what it was supposed to be. Us applauding men and validating their fake feminism is part of the process of making feminism more “digestible” and more “palatable”. By celebrating the bare minimum, we’re reinforcing the notion that the only requirement of being a feminist is saying that you believe in equality.
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The 2020 Election

By Katherine Hunt

After four days of waiting, on Saturday, November 7th, the election was called in favour of former vice-president Joseph R. Biden, making him the 46th President of the United States of America. 

The long-awaited conclusion to this election has sparked joy across the United States. Videos from places like Pennsylvania, Georgia, New York, and Washington D.C. have shown people flooding the streets, cheering and waving flags. Many people are relieved because of this historic win, excitement reflected across the country. Continue reading The 2020 Election

Indigenous Voices: Doctrine of Discovery

By Madeleine Cho

Before reading this article read: Indigenous Voices: The First Encounter

“They invoked their Doctrine of Discovery. Everything has led us to what we live with today. Trauma, identity issues, loss of culture and language, and land disputes.”
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The Phony Phone Ban

By Jasmine Miljure

On Monday, November 4th, 2019, a TDSB wide “cellphone ban” was placed in effect. Everyone knows that it’s ridiculous and a waste of time and effort. Why? One reason: nothing happened. Continue reading “The Phony Phone Ban”

Indigenous Voices: The First Encounter

By Madeleine Cho

When most of us think of the first European and Indigenous encounter, often we think of the European perspective of the whole affair. There is nothing wrong with this, not at all, but we must remember that to each human encounter, there are at least two sides to the story. In this case, it is the First Nations people and the Europeans. The reason for this column is to bring awareness of the past, present, and future from the perspective of Indigenous people.

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The Fault In Canadian Democracy

By Amar Ramic

On October 21st, 2019, Canadians went to the polling stations to determine the future leadership of the nation for the next four years. Some polls showed a tight race between the major parties, and those polls were correct to a degree, even when they were also incredibly wrong.

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Are You A Feminist?

 

By Kifi H.

(Art by Maia Fadd)

Are you a feminist? A simple question a lot of people shrug off or bluntly answer no to. Have you ever thought why, though? Why is it that we hear the word “Feminazi” before feminist. For what reason do we see overcorrection and extremism, instead of just an undermined correction?  Continue reading “Are You A Feminist?”